Environment workshop

Renewable energy technologies are now established and appreciated as a key means of producing electricity in a climate and environmentally friendly way. However, to transport the electricity from these new generation sites to the users, additional power lines are needed. These new lines can raise serious concerns regarding their impact on the environment, including biodiversity, ecosystems and the landscape.

Understanding the Grid

Renewable energies are at the core of the social and political debates on the future of our energy supply system and current system security developments. How many new grid lines are necessary and why? What happens on windy days in the grid? How can system reliability be assured while integrating high shares of renewable energies? Will the new grid system be an extension of the actual or is it necessary to build a completely new one? What electricity transmission data can and should be disclosed to enable an integrative discussion on the future grid system?

Storage workshop

Today it is broadly accepted that the share of renewable energy sources in the European power grid is going to increase substantially and will reach very high percentages in the future production mix. Expansion of storage capacities is often considered pivotal to allow for this “renewable revolution”!